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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested for Attempted Breaking and Entering in Stafford
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
September 13, 2018

Stafford, VA. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect for public intoxication and attempted breaking and entering at a residence in the southern end of the county.

On September 2, 2018, Deputy James Wright responded to a reported breaking and entering in progress at a residence on King Street. Upon arrival, he saw other units with a subject matching the suspect’s description at the intersection of West Cambridge Street and Washington Street.

Deputy Wright spoke with the homeowner who told him he woke up to his wife screaming that someone was trying to break into the house. The homeowner grabbed a firearm and went to the balcony of his home and heard someone pounding on the doors below. He told the subject to leave his property, prompting the subject to demand that he open the door. The subject continued pounding on the door despite the homeowner’s requests that he leave the property. Eventually, the homeowner fired a shot in the direction of the river to scare the subject away.

The suspect was identified as Gary Wayne Brown, 42, of Fredericksburg. Brown told deputies he had just been released from Mary Washington Hospital for intoxication. He said he tried walking home and took a shortcut through the woods, leading him to the residence.

Brown was incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail without bond on charges of public intoxication and attempted breaking and entering.

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